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Hancock, Brecker and Hargrove Present Directions in Music

In celebration of the 75th birthday anniversaries of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, Michael Brecker (pictured left), Herbie Hancock and Roy Hargrove will take to the road to perform the music of Coltrane and Davis, as well as original compositions inspired by the two giants.

The 28-city U.S. tour, entitled “Directions in Music,” will begin Sept. 19 in Santa Cruz, Calif. and finish in Naples, Fla. Oct. 29. Brecker, Hancock and Hargrove will be backed by bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, running the gamut of acoustic, electric, bebop, ballad, modal and other styles touched on by Coltrane and Davis throughout their careers.

All five musicians on the tour share a similar musical debt to Coltrane and Davis, but of the five, only Hancock has shared stages, album credits and personal relationships with the master musicians.

Tour dates:

09/19/01 Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa Jazz Center

09/20/01 Saratoga, CA – Villa Montalvo Arts Center

09/21/01 Monterey, CA – Monterey Jazz Festival

09/26/01 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre

09/27/01 Memphis, TN – Memphis Botanic Garden

09/28/01 St. Louis, MO – Powell Symphony Hall

09/29/01 Greenvale, NY – Tilles Center

09/30/01 Baltimore, MD – Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

10/02/01 University Park, PA – Eisenhower Auditorium

10/03/01 Purchase, NY – SUNY / Purchase

10/04/01 Amherst, MA – Fine Arts Center

10/05/01 Storrs, CT – Jorgensen Auditorium

10/06/01 Storrs, CT – Jorgensen Auditorium

10/07/01 Boston, MA – Symphony Hall

10/11/01 Los Angeles, CA – Bovard Auditorium

10/12/01 El Cajon, CA – E County Performing Arts Center

10/13/01 Tucson, AZ – Centennial Hall

10/14/01 Cerritos, CA – Cerritos Center

10/16/01 Berkeley, CA – Zellerbach Auditorium

10/19/01 Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center

10/20/01 Bethlehem, PA – Zoellner Arts Center

10/21/01 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

10/22/01 Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theatre

10/24/01 Detroit, MI – Detroit Orchestra Hall

10/25/01 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

10/26/01 Chicago, IL – Orchestra Hall

10/27/01 Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall

10/28/01 Atlanta, GA – Glenn Auditorium

10/29/01 Naples, FL – Philharmonic Center

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